Douglas Taylor is a multi-talented artist, author, lecturer, teacher, and woodworker. During much of his youth, he was a surfer traveling around the world searching for that illusive perfect wave. He never quite found the 'perfect' wave but his travels stimulated his adventurous spirit. He developed a profound appreciation for nature and its healing and rejuvenating effects in his life.
In 1978, on one of his surfing trips to the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, he experienced an incredible psychic encounter inside a UFO and telepathically communicated with its extraterrestrial occupants!
Upon returning from that trip, he began having many strange and wonderful psychic experiences that profoundly changed his life. It seemed that a door had opened to the next phase in his Spiritual progression. Douglas then began his first attempts at written and artistic creative expression without any previous artistic background. However, his creative channel opened up and out flowed a profusion of paintings and writings. He sold fourteen paintings at his very first art showing! Aided by a series of hundreds of beautiful communications in visions and dreams with extraterrestrial and celestial beings over the years, he continues to show his divine inspiration in his writing, painting, and teaching.
Taylor’s visionary and UFO paintings are considered to be some of the best in the world, many of which are published in his incredible new book Soulic Journeys. In addition to national radio talk shows and interviews with film and television crews from around the world, he has taught hundreds of classes and workshops. He is sought after to speak at many UFO and other metaphysical gatherings and has displayed his art at many conferences and art galleries. He is also a frequent contributing writer and cover artist for several new age magazines and books. Douglas and his soul mate wife, Serena, do many lectures, workshops, and presentations.
Douglas' art and lectures are vehicles that he uses for connecting with other like minded souls. He likes to help others develop their own creative abilities and detach from former negative experiences. Attendees report a positive and spiritually empowering experience. Douglas points out that creative expression is a direct line to universal forces that can and will inspire us in every aspect of our lives. He knows that true inspiration serves as an uplifting power that helps us to overcome our self-imposed limitations. However, Douglas is quick to add that true inspiration and empowerment are not meant for selfish purposes. He sees that these “powers” need to be used to help others to develop their own highest potential.
Douglas, in his artwork and classes, attempts to carry this message of inspiration “Excellence in any field is a product of a synthesis of the mind, body and spirit. The messenger is unimportant and transitory, but the message is eternal.”
Douglas lives in Huntington Beach, a seaside community between Los Angeles and San Diego, where he continues to paint, write, woodwork, and enjoy his unrequited love for surfing.